Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fell off the face of the Earth

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. I have just finished the Teen Summer Reading website and am now going to devote my time to converting our scripted SQL statements to stored procedures. It's a big, tedious project.

Meanwhile, because I know the tedium will drive me crazy, I plan to continue my Drupal research and maybe set up a test site or two.

Our System Administrator spec'd a Linux box for this project. I'll have to double check with her to make sure it meets Drupal requirements, but I'm pretty sure that won't be a problem.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Song and Dance

We gave our little song and dance about Drupal to the website team yesterday. They are mostly convinced that this is the best way for us to go. Stage 2 is to continue reading the documentation and pursue my research and testing.

I must admit that it's a bit intimidating to learn not only Drupal but the technology that supports it. Right now we use Windows/IIS and VBScript/Html mostly, for Drupal we'll need to implement an Apache box and learn PHP/mySQL on top of learning Drupal and successfully planning and implementing a redesign. It's a daunting task, to say the least. But I feel confident in my abilities and my coworkers' abilities to do this.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


It's funny how I'm supposed to redesign the website on top of my regular duties.

Lately I've been converting scripted SQL statements to Stored Procedures and creating the Teen Summer Reading pages, among other things. I'm reading an actual print book on Drupal as well.

The Website Team meets this Thursday to review our findings on Drupal and make a decision about whether or not to use this CMS.